Applications of RFID in Supply Chains

  • Gary M. Gaukler
  • Ralf W. Seifert
Part of the Springer Series in Advanced Manufacturing book series (SSAM)


In this chapter, we first give an introduction to radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology. We discuss capabilities and limitations of this technology in a supply chain setting. We then present several current applications of this technology to supply chains to demonstrate best practices and important implementation considerations. Subsequently, we discuss several issues that may hinder widespread RFID implementation in supply chains. We close by deriving several consequences for successful implementation of RFID, and we give guidance on how a company might best benefit from this technology.


Supply Chain Ultra High Frequency Supply Chain Partner Supply Chain Operation Supply Chain Application 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gary M. Gaukler
    • 1
  • Ralf W. Seifert
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Industrial and Systems EngineeringTexas A&M UniversityUSA
  2. 2.IMD — International Institute for Management DevelopmentLausanneSwitzerland

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